The Pope's US Visit

@FourWalls (13799)
United States
September 28, 2015 1:17am CST
I know that Cathloics believe different things despite the superficial unity. There are some who think all popes since Vatican II have been "anti-popes" because of Vatican II's removal of Latin and other liturgical changes. Other Cathloics ignore "official church doctrine" on things like birth control, divorce, and abortion. This pope seems to be turning Catholic doctrine on its head (to this outsider, anyway), saying things like atheists are going to heaven (when 70 years ago the church taught only Catholics were going to have salvation), people can be forgiven for abortions, etc. In light of his visit to the U.S., I was wondering what Cathloics think. Is he straying from centuries-old doctrine or does he "have" to do this to appease the public and bolster declining church attendance? Or is he trying to make the church look good after decades of scandal with priest abuse?
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@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
28 Sep 15
I am not Catholic, but I liked Benedict better. He stuck to the rules, such as they were. At least he stood for traditional values. If the Pope changes the religion so that it does not require belief in God, then there isn't really a reason for its existence at all.
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@LadyDuck (157861)
• Switzerland
28 Sep 15
I am Catholic, but I can assure you that only a few (those who followed Cardinal Marcel Lefebvre) think that Popes are anti-pope. I think that this Pope is a modern man and it was time to revamp the Church. Anyway all what was written in the past was written by men, so it can be changed by other men.
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